HC Deb 13 May 1948 vol 450 c250W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Secretary of State for Air for how long the R.A.F. huts at Little Onn, near Church Eaton, in the county of Stafford, were left empty before being occupied by squatters; why they have not been handed over to the Ministry of Health for emergency housing; when this will be done; and how soon the water supply will be turned on.

Mr. de Freitas

These huts were given up by the R.A.F. in August, 1947. They were handed over to the Ministry of Works but the squatters moved in almost at once. My Department has now been asked to take back responsibility for the huts and has offered them to the Ministry of Health. The water supply has never been turned off but some of the huts have no water pipes installed.